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The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process, increasing the number of progressive women in elected and appointed office, protecting reproductive freedom, and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for ALL women.



Join the NWPC on Saturday, November 6th for the NWPC Salon Series: Women, Water and the Environment hosted by Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Carmen Estrada Schaye. This symposium will focus on the disproportionate effects of climate change, and how women have impacted the world with strategies for ecological democracy and water resiliency. 


On behalf of The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey PAC,

we would like to extend our congratulations to our honorees

and thank our friends, sponsors & event committee members

for their generous support of the

2021 Women of Achievement PAC Reception!

The evening attracted many guests and dignitaries to celebrate the accomplishments of our three inspiring and dynamic honorees,

Kelly Stewart Maer, Jeanette Hoffman and Patricia Egan Jones. 

2021 Women of Achievement



Amy Mansue


John Graham


Assemblyman Daniel Benson

Camden County Democratic Committee

Capital Health

Celebrate NJ

CME Associates

Eileen DellaVolle

Komjathy & Kean

New Jersey Education Association

Princeton Public Affairs Group

RAI Services

Utility & Transportation Contractors Association


Senator James Beach

Rosemary Bernardi

French & Parrello Associates

Sharon Shinkle Gardner

Genova Burns

Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill

Senator Vin Gopal

Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald

Katz Government Affairs


Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt

Lawrence Law

Kay LiCausi

Marathon Public Affairs

Assemblyman William Moen

Elizabeth Murray

New Jersey Realtors

Jayne O’Connor

Senator Nilsa Cruz Perez

Jason Ravitz

River Crossing Strategies Group, LLC

RP Consulting, LLC

Assemblyman William Spearman

Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli

Wakefern Food Corp.

Senator Loretta Weinberg

Shari Weiner

White Horse Strategies


Women's Political Caucus of

New Jersey PAC


Patricia Egan Jones

Former Assemblywoman, 5th Legislative District

Spotlight Award

Patricia “Pat” Egan Jones began her political journey working in her community to establish safety programs and a preschool program, which after more than 40 years is still in existence. This work led to a 47-year career, including serving as Chief of Staff for Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts and Legislative & Administrative Director to the late New Jersey State Senator Walter Rand.

In 1996, Pat was sworn in as a Barrington Council Member and served until elected as a Camden County Commissioner. As Commissioner, Pat was instrumental in locating the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. She believed that Camden, across from the Philadelphia Navy Yard where the Battleship was built, was the perfect location. After numerous meetings and a lengthy application process, the Navy decided to give the Battleship to the Home Port Alliance to be located in Camden. Opened to the public since October 14, 2001, the ship has been a viable part of the Camden City's Waterfront for the past 20 years.

From Commissioner, Pat was elected Camden County Surrogate, where she served 15 years. As Surrogate, she established an outstanding Adoption Program, redefined and educated Guardians with workshops, and held financial programs for young adults about how to get resources that were held in trusts.

She then took an unexpired seat in the General Assembly and was elected to serve two additional terms. Working in the General Assembly, Pat is proud to say she was part of the effort to pass Equal Pay legislation, Sick Time legislation and to establish a higher living wage for all New Jersey workers.

Pat helped improve funding for the Arts and Cultural and Heritage Programs. She served on the Transportation and Budget Committee and also served on the Joint Committee on Public Schools and Higher Education Committee.

Along the way, Pat managed many other activities and today continues to actively serve on the Board of Volunteers of America Delaware, Larc School, The Walter Reed Institute at Rutgers Camden, Coopers Ferry Partnership and the Board of the Battleship New Jersey.

Currently, Pat serves as Outreach Director for the Camden County Veterans’ Affairs Office, a rewarding position that allows her to give thanks to all the people who have made all of the above happen. 


Women's Political Caucus of

New Jersey PAC


Jeanette Hoffman


Marathon Public Affairs, LLC

Carol Murphy Award

Jeanette Hoffman is an experienced public affairs consultant and statewide media spokesperson specializing in strategic messaging, marketing, crisis communications and public affairs campaigns. As president of a public affairs firm that services a broad range of corporate and non-profit clients, she has over two decades of experience in issues advocacy, politics, policy, and state government.

Hoffman is also a media commentator who can be seen on national and New Jersey television and radio stations discussing politics and public policy. She is regularly featured as a political strategist for media outlets such as Fox, My9, Newsmax, NJTV, CBS News, News 12 New Jersey, Gannett Newspapers, Ebru TV, National Public Radio, WNYC radio and New Jersey 101.5.

Jeanette has been named to ROI’s Influencers List Women in Business 2021, NJBIZ’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” list and Fox’s “Chasing News” Power List. Since 2012, State Senator Loretta Weinberg has consistently featured Jeanette on her New Jersey Women of Power List. She’s also been named one of Observer/PolitickerNJ’s top political operatives several times, and one of Save Jersey’s “Right 40 Women to Watch.” She is a regular speaker at Center for American Women and Politics “Ready to Run” campaign leadership training for women, and has served as a Faculty in Residence for CAWP’s New Leadership program.

Jeanette has served as a senior vice president at one of the state’s top ten lobbying firms and Vice President of the Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey, representing more than 900 businesses. A former Executive Director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Hoffman was the Party’s primary media spokesperson throughout several campaign cycles. Jeanette began her career in state government working for Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and later worked for Assembly Speaker Jack Collins and Congressman Bob Franks.

A proud graduate of The College of New Jersey, Jeanette has served on the College’s Alumni Executive Board. She is active with the Jersey Shore Partnership and an avid marathon runner 


Women's Political Caucus of

New Jersey PAC


Kelly Stewart Maer

Director of State & Federal Public Affairs

and Advocacy - Capital Health

Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award

As an executive with over 30 years of industry experience, Kelly Stewart Maer has an extensive network in federal, state, and local government, including working for a U.S. Senator, NJ Senate President, and NJ House Speaker, and five NJ State Governors.

Currently, as the Director of Public Affairs, State and Federal for Capital Health System, Kelly oversees all Public and Government Affairs functions for the growing hospital system as it expands in Bucks County, PA. In this capacity, she works directly with senior management, the CEO and Board of Trustees, on key initiatives. Kelly has received a series of awards and recognitions for her efforts to date, as well as a position as a Board Member of Drumthwacket Foundation and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Healthcare Policy Transition Team.

Kelly has been ranked among the 100 most powerful political players in New Jersey on Insider NJ’s 2016-2020 Power Lists as well as PolitickerNJ’s “Women of Power Lists” for 2015 to 2020

Kelly earned her MA in Corporate Communications from Rowan University and her BA in Communications from the University of South Carolina. She is a past and present Board Member of multiple organizations, and her involvement in volunteer activities stems from a sincere desire to give back to her community and the state of New Jersey.

Kelly grew up getting involved in politics as her Grandfather was a prominent figure and her father was NJ State Assemblyman. They fostered her love of campaigns and fueled her drive to work on the 1992 Clinton – Gore race – where she worked alongside Barbara’s son, Stephen Sigmund. She also worked on the 2008 US Senate and Presidential races, 2016 Hilary Clinton campaign and numerous state and federal races throughout her career.

A lifelong New Jerseyan she lives in Monmouth County with her husband, daughter and their rescue pup. She cherishes the friends she’s made serving on the Board of the WPCNJ for the past eight 




2021 Women of Achievement


Thursday, June 17

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Award Recipients

Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award

Kelly Stewart Maer

Director of State & Federal Public Affairs and Advocacy

Capital Health

Carol Murphy Award

Jeanette Hoffman

President, Marathon Public Affairs

Spotlight Award

Patricia Egan Jones

Former Assemblywoman, 5 Legislative District



WPCNJ Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 11th


Virtual Event

Featuring Special Guest Speaker

Lisa P. Jackson

Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives

Apple Inc.

Lisa P. Jackson is Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, and served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2013.

At Apple, Lisa leads the company’s environmental initiatives, global community education programs, product accessibility efforts, corporate giving, and worldwide government affairs. She is also the head of Apple’s newly announced Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

Since Lisa’s arrival in 2013, Apple has transformed its environmental footprint. Under her leadership, the company reached its goal of powering its operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy and is now implementing its industry-leading supplier clean energy program — responsible for adding over 5 gigawatts of new clean energy around the world — to drive the transition to renewable energy with Apple’s manufacturing partners. In addition, Lisa spearheads Apple’s circular economy programs, grounded in the company’s ambition to one day make its products using only recycled or renewable materials.

President Barack Obama appointed Lisa as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 — the first African-American to hold the position. As Administrator, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and achieving environmental justice by expanding environmental outreach to underserved communities and communities of color.

In 2002, Lisa joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as Assistant Commissioner. Governor Jon Corzine appointed her the Commissioner of Environmental Protection in 2006. Lisa also briefly served as Corzine's Chief of Staff.

Lisa has been recognized as a leader in business and sustainability in a number of leading publications including Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Vogue’s Game Changers, InStyle’s Badass Women, Newsweek’s Most Important People, TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010 & 2011) and Ebony’s Power 100 lists. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Princeton’s James Madison Medal, Tulane University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Achievement Award, the Corporate EcoForum’s C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership and The Captain Planet Foundation’s Protector of the Earth Award.

She serves on the boards of Tulane University, SF Film, The American Film Institute, Conservation International and Emily’s List, and is an honorary member of Delta


The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was the second woman to hold a seat on the US Supreme Court and served almost 30 years, becoming the most prominent member of our nation’s highest court.

Justice Ginsburg devoted her life to defending constitutional democracy and fighting tirelessly for gender equality. Her historic tenure profoundly improved the lives of American women.

She championed women’s rights against discrimination, push to secure voting

rights and supported the right to access health care – including birth control.

To say she’ll be missed is an understatement. She was a true trailblazer for all women.

As a women’s organization committed to, among other goals, protecting reproductive freedom and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for ALL women, we rededicate our efforts to elect more pro-choice women to office and ensure Justice Ginsburg’s legacy is not only honored, but endured.




WPCNJ Chapters of MiddlesexCounty, UnionCounty and RutgersUniversity;

and ISAAW-Inspiring South Asian American Women


You Have the Power ... Own It!

Saturday, May 9th | 10:00AM-1:00PM

Eagleton Institute of Politics, RutgersUniversity

191 Ryder Lane, New Brunswick 

Did you know that most people give up their power simply by not realizing they have it?

You, YES YOU, can be a powerful advocate for the issues that matter to you. Join us to learn strategies for effectively communicating with your elected representatives and decision makers. Hear from people in the field how theory plays out in real life, and connect with others who share your passion for effectuating meaningful change.

The presentation and panel discussion are free but registration is required.

There is a fee of $15 for those wishing to attend the brunch.


Are You Ready To Run?

The Education and Training Fund of the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for our members who wish to attend the world class Center for American Women and Politics 2020 Ready to Run®conference being held March 20-21. The conference provides training for candidates and campaign staff, as well as valuable information for those who want to know more about getting more women elected to office. Whether you are ready to run, thinking of running, or wondering how you can help get more women elected, Ready to Run® is for YOU!

* Open to WPCNJ members in good standing as of scholarship application date.

* Scholarship applications must be submitted through the Center for American Women and Politics.

(Please note "WPCNJ" in the "How did you hear?" part of the registration form)

Scholarships are limited and will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis.


Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey


Madeline Ferraro, Esq.

Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs,

Atlantic Health System

Mary Philbrook Award 

Ms. Ferraro has been Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Atlantic Health System since 2002.

In this senior leadership position, Ms. Ferraro helps devise and direct the system's strategic policy decisions and enhance the system's position with state and federal leaders. Ms. Ferraro is responsible for all legislative and regulatory matters and she meets regularly with federal and state legislators, local elected officials, the Governor and his staff, and the Commissioners and staff of various state departments.

Ms. Ferraro was the architect for Atlantic Health System's corporate strategic giving program and heads the committee that directs and distributes over one million dollars annually of Atlantic Health System funds to charities with aligned missions.

In 2017, Ms. Ferraro was named to NJ Governor-Elect Phil Murphy's transition team, as a member of the transition's healthcare committee. She also served as Appointments Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.

Ms. Ferraro is very active in her civic community. She sits on the boards of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the National Public Affairs Council (the preeminent association for public affairs professionals worldwide), Georgian Court University, Brookdale Community College, the New Jersey Hospital Association HealthPAC Board of Directors, Policy Development Committee and Government Relations Committee, and the Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative Government Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Ferraro also acts as a mentor to young and seasoned professionals in varied fields.



Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey


Senator Troy Singleton

Legislative District 7

Good Guy Award

Senator Troy Singleton was first elected to the New Jersey State Senate in November of 2017. He is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration specializing in Finance.

In 2011, he was elected to his first term in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 7th Legislative District. His primary focus remains on job creation, economic development and the needs of New Jersey's working families. Senator Singleton has received numerous awards for his public service and legislative acumen from business, education civic, labor and non-profit organizations.

Along with this busy career, Senator is a husband and father of three who has long included personal involvement in his community as an essential component of his life. He is a past trustee of Rowan University, a board member with the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, member of the VFW Post #3020 Men's Auxiliary, the Garden State Arts Foundation, and a former Commissioner on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Burlington County Bridge Commission, as Co-Chair of New Leaders Council New Jersey, a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County & Greater Trenton-Princeton, a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and Prince Hall Mason Shekinah Lodge #32.

Senator Singleton is a member of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (Local #255) and serves as Director of Operations for the Council.


Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey


Murray E. Bevan, Esq.

Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.

Good Guy Award

Murray has a long history of supporting and cultivating diversity in the legal profession. More than a decade ago, Murray, along with his partners Bill Mosca and Rich Giuditta, founded the law firm Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta. Women have been an important part of the firm's success right from the start.

Over the last ten years, Murray has actively recruited, hired, empowered, promoted and retained female lawyers within his firm. He has supported family leaves, medical leaves and flexible work schedules for employees when requested and when necessary, ensuring that that all his employees can balance work and family while serving in leadership roles at BMG and beyond. One of the exceptional efforts that Murray has made within BMG is to establish integrated and enhanced technological offerings that enable employees to work seamlessly in or out of the office. This has allowed the firm to increase workplace flexibility without compromising productivity.

Murray recognizes that helping employees to navigate their personal and professional

responsibilities is a sound business practice, providing alternatives that enable professionals to put forth their best work. It has proven to be a win-win strategy for the firm and the women who work there: a flexible work environment and infrastructure enables women at BMG to create and grow a strong, sustainable legal practice that contributes positively to the economic success of the law firm. Flexible work arrangement policies at BMG benefit the firm and all its employees -- without sacrificing merit-based compensation or professional growth opportunities for women at the firm. Murray has an authentic conviction that women can achieve the same success as their male colleagues, and he puts actions behind his personal convictions.

Murray has also devoted a great deal of time and attention to help form and build the Hope Autism Foundation. Hope Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and sponsoring community resources for adults with autism, and its goal is to help adults with autism to live productive, meaningful lives so they can become part of their local communities. Murray believes that everyone should be able to live with dignity, and his work with Hope Autism is just one more example of his sense of fairness. Murray also supports his colleagues working pro-bono on women's anti-violence initiatives with a local organization (Partners for Women and Justice).

In addition to his advocacy efforts for state and national trade associations, he also serves as counsel providing these groups with legal advice and assistance on non-profit law, matters of governance, board members roles and responsibilities, annual convention and trade show negotiations and contract review.

Murray has served in a variety of positions both in and out of government prior to entering the private practice of law. He was the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association and served a six year term with the New Jersey BPU. During that time, he was Chief of Staff to Board President, Christine Todd Whitman, a former Governor of New Jersey and only female to date. Mr. Bevan also worked for the Counsel's Office of former Governor Tom Kean.

Unquestionably, Murray is a "good guy." He is thoroughly deserving of this distinguished Good Guy award.


Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

Endorses Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for Governor

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shari Weiner, (201) 602-8830

Trenton, NJ - The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno for Governor.

Shari Weiner, Chair of the Political Resources Committee stated, "The Lt. Governor has been a long-time supporter of the Caucus and is aligned with the core mission of the organization: to increase the number of women in elected and appointed positions in government, protect reproductive freedom, and promote equal rights for women."

"The WPCNJ PAC is proud to show our support of the Lt. Governor by making the maximum contribution permitted as part of nearly $40,000 in contributions for our endorsed female candidates in the 2017 election." Weiner added.

Lt. Governor Guadagno began her public service career as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime & Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. Following a move to Monmouth County, New Jersey, she became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark.

Like many women in elected office, Lt. Governor Guadagno first decided to run for public office to solve real problems facing her community and make it a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In 2005, she was elected as a Borough Commissioner in Monmouth Beach. Lt. Governor Guadagno became the first woman elected Sheriff in Monmouth County history in 2007, leading a 650-member, $65 million law enforcement agency. In 2010 she was sworn in as New Jersey's first Lt. Governor and was re-elected in 2013. Simultaneously serving as Secretary of State, Lt. Governor Guadagno serves as New Jersey's chief election official, oversees promotion of the state's $40 billion tourism industry, and administers programs related to the arts, culture, and history.

Jeralyn Lawrence, Member of the WPCNJ Republican Task Force, added, "Lt. Governor Guadagno is a highly qualified, well-respected candidate with a distinguished career as an advocate for New Jersey women and their families. With just a single female governor in the state's history, we are excited to announce our support for her gubernatorial campaign."

The WPCNJ PAC will hold an event to celebrate its endorsed female candidates on Thursday, October 5th from 8:30-10:30 am at the NJ Realtors' offices at 10 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ, with more details to follow.


Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

Endorses Forty-Six Female Legislative Candidates;

PAC Announces Nearly $40k in Contributions

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shari Weiner, (201) 602-8830

Trenton, NJ - The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its endorsement of forty-six female legislative candidates for the General Election in November. The WPCNJ PAC is set to distribute nearly $40,000 in contributions to support a key group of its endorsed candidates at an event in Trenton on October 5.

"These forty-six endorsements reflect a strong showing of female candidates whose platforms are consistent with our mission of protecting reproductive freedom and promoting equal rights, regardless of party affiliation," said WPCNJ Political Resources Director Shari Weiner.

The WPCNJ PAC is prepared to make significant contributions to candidates in the 2017 election cycle. WPCNJ PAC Chair Jennifer Mancuso added, "We are thrilled to contribute nearly $40,000 to support a diverse group of talented women who are ready, willing, and able to represent all New Jersey citizens with their unique perspectives."

The WPCNJ PAC will hold an event to celebrate its endorsed candidates on Thursday, October 5th from 8:30-10:30am at the NJ Realtors' offices at 10 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ.

According to The Center of American Women and Politics (CAWP), women hold a mere 36 of the 120 (30%) New Jersey legislative seats, down from last year's record of 37 women legislators (30.8%). "Women make up more than 50% of voters, however, their elected representation pales in comparison," said Weiner. "It is incumbent upon organizations such as ours to endorse and support these women candidates and break that glass ceiling."

2017 Legislative Candidates Receiving Endorsement*signifies incumbent Gabriela Mosquera (D)* District 4, Assembly Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D)* District 5, Senate Patricia Egan Jones (D)* District 5, Assembly Pamela R. Lampitt (D)* District 6, Assembly Carol Murphy (D) District 7, Assembly Joanne Schwartz (D) District 8, Assembly Maryann Merlino (D) District 8, Assembly Jill Dobrowansky (D) District 9, Assembly Emma Mammano (D) District 10, Senate Joann Downey (D)* District 11, Assembly Mariel Didato (D) District 13, Assembly Linda Greenstein (D)* District 14, Senate Shirley Turner (D)* District 15, Senate Elizabeth Muoio (D)* District 15, Assembly Laurie Poppe (D) District 16, Senate Nancy Pinkin (D)* District 18, Assembly Yvonne Lopez (D) District 19, Assembly Annette Quijano (D)* District 20, Assembly Jill Lazare (D) District 21, Senate Lacey Rzeszowski (D) District 21, Assembly Nancy Munoz (R)* District 21, Assembly Christine Lui Chen (D) District 23 Senate Laura Shaw (D) District 23, Assembly Kate Matteson (D) District 24, Assembly Gina Trish (D) District 24, Assembly Lisa Bhimani (D) District 25, Senate Mila M. Jasey (D)* District 27, Assembly Cleopatra Tucker (D)* District 28, Assembly M. Teresa Ruiz (D)* District 29, Senate Eliana Pintor Marin (D)* District 29, Assembly Shanique Speight (D) District 29, Assembly Sandra Cunningham (D)* District 31, Senate Angela McKnight (D)* District 31, Assembly Angelica Jimenez (D)* District 32, Assembly Annette Chaparro (D)* District 33, Assembly Nia Gill (D)* District 34, Senate Sheila Oliver (D)* District 34, Assembly Nellie Pou (D)* District 35, Senate Shavonda Sumter* (D) District 35, Assembly Marlene Caride* (D) District 35, Assembly Loretta Weinberg (D)* District 3, Senate Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)* District 37, Assembly Linda Schwager (D) District 39, Senate Jannie Chung (D) District 39, Assembly Holly Schepisi (R)* District 39, Assembly Christine Ordway (D) District 40, Assembly


Press Release

Prominent Statewide Women's Groups Call on Unapologetic Space to Resign After Caught Calling Opponent a "Bitch" Three Times in Thirty-Three Seconds

For Immediate Release

September 25, 2017

Today, prominent statewide women's groups including the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey, LUPE PAC, PAM'S List, the Women's Caucus of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, and the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women denounce remarks made by Asm. Parker Space and demand his resignation. His recent derogatory comments against his Democratic opponent Kate Matteson are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Space, rather than apologize for calling his opponent a "bitch" three times in thirty-three seconds, has offered up a rather pathetic justification--that everyone uses the term. This so-called defense wouldn't pass muster in a school setting, let alone from a sitting assembly person. His comments and ridiculous excuses embolden misogyny at a time when we need those in power to denounce it with the full weight of their office. Space has shown absolutely no remorse for his actions, and so we call on him to resign immediately.

For more information contact:

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey President Chrissy Buteas, (908) 202-8386 or email [email protected]

WPCNJ, founded in 1972, is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus and is the authoritative voice for women in New Jersey politics. WPCNJ is a multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed positions in government, protecting reproductive freedom, and promoting equal rights for women.